[ntp:questions] NTP with GPS and RTC
david-taylor at blueyonder.co.uk.invalid
Fri Apr 26 18:53:35 UTC 2013
On 26/04/2013 19:09, unruh wrote:
> Yes, this is important. You need 5-10 hours of connection for ntpd to
> settle down to its "best" timekeeping.
I don't see that here. With a local PPS reference you get within a few
microseconds within an hour. If the precision needed is less than that,
say within a hundred microseconds, that's achieved within minutes on
FreeBSD or Linux systems. If you are after microseconds, you should use
a local PPS source, not rely on purely Internet connections.
There are a number of parameters you can play with within NTP, primarily
the poll interval, to make the response to changes faster, so you can
optimise NTP to the environment you have and the accuracy you need.
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